The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Immaculate Conception R.C. Church / Jesuit Urban Center
Boston, Massachusetts

OHS Database ID 5669.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 20, 1978-10-08.


Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2008-09-14.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Four manuals. 63 stops. 69 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Setterboard. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1990 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Rebuild of 1863 E. & G. G. Hook Op. 322, (3-55). (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from Sean O'Donnell. -- Instrument is mostly un-altered from 1902 rebuild, in poor but playable condition, and is still played regularly. (Database Manager. 2005-11-04)
  • Updated through information posted by OHS Member's List by Scot Huntington: -- Removal of the main organ has been underway for several weeks and may still be ongoing. Stefan Maier, an organbuilder from Orange, MA is doing the work and placing it into storage for Boston College. The project is being done quietly. The present plan is for the organ to one day be installed in a new building, yet to be erected on the BC campus for concert purposes. (James Cook. 2008-09-14)

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Photographs

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Gallery and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04

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  • From IOF website

  • Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boston, MA
    1902 Hook & Hastings Op. 1959 (rebuild of 1863 E. & G. G. Hook Op. 322)
    
    Great:
    16' Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason Forte
    8' Open Diapason Mezzo
    8' Clarabella
    8' Viola de Gamba
    4' Octave
    4' Flute Harmonique
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture
    V Mixture
    VII Cymbal
    16' Trumpet
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    
    Swell:
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason
    8' Quintadena
    8' Violone
    8' Voix Celeste
    4' Octave
    4' Flauto Traverso
    4' Violina
    2' Flautino
    V Mixture
    16' Contra Fagotto
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clarion
    Tremolo
    
    Choir:
    16' Contra Dolce
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Gedeckt
    8' Viola
    8' Dulciana
    4' Octave
    4' Flauto Traverso
    4' Fugara
    2' Piccolo
    8' Clarinet
    Tremolo
    
    Solo:
    8' Stentorphone
    8' Concert Flute
    4' Flute Harmonique
    8' Orchestral Oboe
    8' Orchestral Clarinet
    8' Tuba Mirabilis
    4' Tuba Octave
    
    Pedal:
    32' Contra Bourdon
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Violone
    10 2/3' Quint Floete
    8' Flute
    8' Violoncello
    16' Trombone
    8' Trumpet
    
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-08-14.]
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